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 Title III - Language Instructions for Limited English Proficient and
Immigrant Student





The purpose of Title III, Part A is:


1. to help ensure that children who are limited English proficient, including immigrant children and youth, attain English proficiency, develop high levels of academic attainment in English, and meet the same challenging State academic content and student academic achievement standards as all children are expected to meet;

2. to assist all limited English proficient children, including immigrant children and youth, to achieve at high levels in the core academic subjects so that those children can meet the same challenging State academic content and student academic achievement standards as all children are expected to meet, consistent with section 1111 (b)(1);

3. to develop high-quality language instruction educational agencies, and schools in teaching limited English proficient children, and serving immigrant children and youth;


4. to assist State educational agencies and local educational agencies to develop and enhance their capacity to provide high-quality instructional programs designed to prepare limited English proficient children, including immigrant children and youth to enter all English instruction settings;


5. to assist State education agencies, local education agencies, and schools to build their capacity to establish, implement, and sustain language instruction educational programs and program of English language development for limited English proficient children;


6. to promote parental and community participation in language instruction educational programs for parents and communities for limited English proficient children;


7. to streamline language instruction education programs into a program carried out through formula grants to state educational agencies and local educational agencies to help limited English proficient children, including immigrant children and youth, develop proficiency in English, while meeting challenging State academic content and student academic achievement standards;


8. to hold State educational agencies, local education agencies, and schools accountable for increases in English proficiency and core academic content knowledge of limited English proficient children by requiring:

(A) improvements in the English proficiency of limited English proficient children each fiscal year; and

(B) adequate yearly progress for limited English proficient children, including immigrant children and youth, as described in section 1111(b)(2)(B); and


9. to provide State educational agencies and local agencies with the flexibility to implement language instruction educational programs, based on scientifically based research on teaching limited English proficient children, that the agencies believe to be the most effective for teaching English.